Sports Barrister Graham Gilbert twice represents the BHA in disciplinary panels involving trainer Dean Ivory

Sports Barrister Graham Gilbert has represented the BHA twice in disciplinary panels involving trainer Dean Ivory.

The disciplinary panel in Dean Ivory - Links Drive Lady concerned the cross-contamination of the horse with hayfever medicine, as a result of contacts between the horse and her keepers, who were using hayfever medicine to alleviate their symptoms at the time.

The disciplinary panel in Dean Ivory - Wotadoll involved the cross-contamination of Wotadoll with O-desmethyltramadol, a metabolite of tramadol which had been prescribed to a stable lad following surgery. The stable lad had been urinating in Wotadoll’s stable, causing the cross-contamination. The hearing attracted significant press coverage in The Guardian, The Telegraph and The Racing Post as well as numerous calls to end the practice.